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Facebook Live Audio is almost here. Pretty soon you will be able to livestream AUDIO-only like a radio station

Can’t wait to use this feature and see how this affects the future of radio, audio blogging apps like ZCast, Anchor and Bubbly and if indeed the future of tech is in voice all along.

It’s under beta testing and expected to roll out publicly early 2017.

By: Shirley Ip, Product Specialist, and Bhavana Radhakrishnan, Software Engineer As we continue to improve the Facebook Live experience, we’ve been listening to feedback to inform the new tools and features we build. One thing we’ve heard is that partners want new formats for going live. We announced Live 360 last week, and today we’re […]

via Introducing Live Audio — Facebook Media

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On CES 2017: Wearables are so 2015. The future of tech is voice recognition. (AUDIO blog)

On CES 2017: Wearables are so 2015. The future of tech is voice recognition. (AUDIO blog)

For today, I’ll be sharing a discussion I’ve had with friends on the Anchor app about the future of tech, audio, Alexa, Amazon Echo, Google Home etc., and the part that Anchor plays (or would want to play on all of this.

Credit goes out to all the “Wavers” who participated/about to participate. I’ll keep this list updated as the wave gets updated.

Contributors: @PokerMan | @DewuanAndOnly | Bernie Goldbach @topgold

https://anchor.fm/embed/a5643f

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Facebook Live Notification Just Became Intrusive: Live Video now pops-up and autoplays while you browse your feed

Facebook Live Notification Just Became Intrusive: Live Video now pops-up and autoplays while you browse your feed (because OMG one of your friend is livestreaming and it immediately becomes the most important thing in the world at that moment!

Facebook probably thinks that checking these videos in our own time is a luxury we no longer deserve these days! Ugh.

Look, I’m all for notifications. I get that. Video is live. It’s a Facebook friend. But don’t push it too hard on me. Notifying me via a pop-up banner is enough. You don’t need to play the video in my face while I’m doing other things.

Plus, who’s to say that crazy people won’t abuse this? Who’s to stop someone from doing something offensive or insensitive or inappropriate via Facebook Live video? And I don’t even have a say whether I see it or not because Facebook shoves it in my face like I don’t have freewill or something. What is the purpose of the autoplay anyway? To jack up video count/plays? Whatever their reason, I don’t like it — and this is coming from someone who’s been on Facebook for a long time yet never really joined the “I hate Facebook, I’m quitting Facebook” bandwagon. I’ve been pretty flexible, adaptable and tolerant with all the changes that happened over the years but this one is just too much.

Has this ever happened to you or is it just me? If this hasn’t happened to you, could it be a bug/isolated and temporary issue that I just happened to come across?

Let me know in the comments.

 

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Facebook Free for Globe/TM Subscribers Until January 25, 2014; Twitter Free for Sun Subscribers

Access to Facebook for Globe/TM subscribers will be FREE until January 25, 2014. This is true whether Facebook is accessed through m.facebook.com on a smartphone browser or through an app.

Meanwhile, access to Twitter becomes FREE for Sun subscribers. See images below. Please check your corresponding network’s website for more details.

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What Important Thing/Activity Would You Give Up Before Your Smartphone?

Which Things Attract In Smartphones?

This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Abebooks coupon code) and RJMarmol

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Apple Finally Releases iOS 7.0.2 To Allay Fears About Lock Screen Passcode Bypass

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Yes, the update is finally here and it hopes to calm down sweaty users that their lock screen passcodes won’t be bypassed by some weird combination of gestures and taps to send out their NSFW selfies to someone else. To be honest, I haven’t tried doing the bypass move after the update to iOS 7.0.2 but I did try it before the update. So, hopefully we can now go back to our own wonderful, busy lives and delight ourselves with the new OS version as much as we want. Or maybe not.

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Lazada launches FREE Android App with Php500 OFF in-app purchase! [RJMarmol.com VIDEO Review]

I’m aware that it’s ironic to be posting about an Android app here on RJMarmol.com. In case you didn’t notice, this is an iPhone app news and reviews site. But there’s no harm in promoting free apps that are worth your download and besides, while I don’t have an Android phone (yet), I do have an Android tablet running on ICS which I use to test apps because you guessed it, I’m launching an Android App News and Reviews site a month from now (*crossing fingers*).

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Lazada Android App

DISCOUNT UPDATE: Video shot earlier shows discount for P750. I’ve just been informed by Lazada.com.ph that in-app purchase discount has been to reduced to Php500 and has been reflected on the app. I knew I should have bought that wish list item sooner! 

By the way, if you’re itching to buy something now or later, I’ve got you covered — you’ll find Lazada coupons here.

Please see PR below, posted as is. Also, a short long video (almost 10 minutes) is embedded below — app download and review.

The Lazada AndroidTM App is Finally Here!

Lazada, the biggest online shopping mall in South East Asia, launched its mobile app in the Google Play Store last June 10th, 2013. The free Android app allows users to browse through Lazada Philippines’ 20,000+ products and order via their mobile devices.

The Lazada Android app is equipped with an advanced internal search engine, allowing users to explore products by categories, brands, price and more. Customers can also discover the latest promos, use discount vouchers, and get exclusive updates on special arrivals. The Lazada app also features full screen views of product images, product reviews, and ratings. Customers can enjoy flexible payment terms through Cash on Delivery and credit / debit cards.

Lazada’s mobile app is poised to revolutionize every Filipino’s shopping experience. Shop whenever and wherever with this app available for all Android mobile devices!

Lazada on Mobile E-Commerce

An estimated 794 million smartphones in Southeast Asia at the end of 2012 (expected to jump to 1.29 billion by 2016) has made Lazada optimistic about the future of mobile e-commerce. With the growing accessibility of the Internet and the increasing popularity of online shopping, the company believes that the introduction of an Android app among its market will further boost its business. In Southeast Asia, the Philippines is the second most mobile-payment-ready nation followed by Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

About Lazada

Already the most talked about retail and consumer merchandise page on Facebook globally with over 3.5 million subscribers on the social media site, having 1.1m fans in the Philippines, Lazada has already established leading positions in the countries where it operates within just a year.

Download the app now and get ₱750 500 off your total purchase (with a minimum spend of ₱2,000) when you order through the Lazada app. Lazada will also be raffling off 5 tablets to the first 100 downloads. Don’t miss out on this exciting new giveaway! For more details, visit http://www.lazada.com.ph/mobile-apps/